St. Gabriel Church Episcopal Church


No matter where you are on your journey of faith -   
You are welcome here ...



Eucharist 8:00 and 10:00 am

Morning Prayer 7:30

Church School 10:00 am



Eucharist 9:30 am


 Office Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 9am - 2pm

 Friday 9am – 1pm


Location: Click here for a map

17435 NW West Union Rd.,

Portland, OR 97229     

Phone: (503) 645-0744


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"The Mission of St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church is to share the knowledge
and love of Jesus Christ and to help each other on our spiritual journey with God"


News & Announcements:

Deacon Tom invites you to join him for virtual Morning Prayer every day during lent. He thinks you will have a different perspective of Easter! Look for the link everyday by 6am.   Click here to stream or download each day.

For the final WORD Lenten Soup Supper, we are exploring that "oh-so-easy-to-understand" concept of Eternal.  How, as mortals, do we fathom something that always was, and always will be?  This question will be addressed by the Rev. Dennis j. Parker, The Rev. Maria McDowell, and The Rev. Frank Moss!  Bring your questions, and your open mind.  Dinner is at 6:00, the panel begins at 6:45, and we share Compline, to end at 8:00.

Worship Schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday Service:  3:00p - Egg Hunt/Holy Week Story, Church grounds.

Maundy Thursday:  March 29th, 7:30p - Liturgy, Foot Washing service.

Altar of Repose:  March 29th 9:00p- March 30th  7:00a, Library.

Good Friday:  March 30th, 12:00p-Stations of the Cross;

                                  7:30p-Good Friday Rite 

Holy Saturday: March 31st, 10:00a-12:00p-Confessions (by appt., library);

                                        8:00p-Easter Vigil Service, Sanctuary.

Easter Day: April 1st 7:30a – Morning Prayer

                              8:00a-Holy Eucharist (Rt. I, w/music);

                             10:00a-Holy Eucharist (Rt. II w/choir)

 (Nursery care available at 8:00 & 10:00am serv


Community Garden invites the St. Gabriel community to join the garden this year.  If you are interested and would like more information please contact Rod MacDow at   

Magical stories about dragons and fairies, heroic giants and love of the earth will be explored at St. Gabriel Art Camp: Monday, July 23th- Friday, July 27th, 2018. We will be exploring Celtic storytelling and spirituality along with caring for the earth through visual arts, drama, dance, music, culture and ecology activities. We welcome children with preschool experience through children entering 5th grade as campers from 9 am-3pm with a half-day option for preschoolers. Camp is $185 full day, $85 half day, with a $15 non-refundable registration fee. Full and partial scholarships will be available. We need youth to sign up as group leaders and adults as support and kitchen help. Camper, adult and youth registration starts April 2nd. See or contact Camp Coordinator Whitney Joshi for more info at

Outreach Activity:  "The Seasonings of Lent":  We are embarking on an unusual outreach activity this year for Lent.  St. Gabriel's has partnered with William Temple House and St. Bart's Food Pantry to bring some needed "seasoning" into menus of those who often can get the basic food items but not always anything to add some real flavor.  So we will help provide "Seasonings of Lent".  There are fliers in the narthex with a list of spices please take one home.

Download capital campaign questionnaire and information brochure.

Church school at St. Gabriel is offered most Sundays during our 10:00 am Sunday service. Every 4-6 weeks children sit in worship with their families and are provided with a pew project. On church school days children (including visiting guests) are welcomed into their grade level classroom. Prompt arrival in respect of children’s worship time is appreciated but if you are running late, please still join us- just slip in quietly. Children will be brought back into the worship space by teachers to take Communion with their families.

  • Preschool –Kindergarten: Godly Play. Please gather in large classroom #2 to the left of the kitchen before 10:00 am and teachers will invite them into the Godly Play classroom after gathering time.
  • 1st Grade- 3rd Grade: Seasons of the Spirit 1-3: Please gather in large classroom #2 to the left of the kitchen before 10:00 am.
  • 4th Grade -6th Grade: Seasons of the Spirit 4-6: Please gather in the Youth Room classroom #4 at the end of the hallway to the right before 10:00 am.



Infants- Age 3 1/2 Years: Our church nursery is open most Sundays during the 10 am service for infants and young children 3 ˝ years and under. Visiting families are welcome to use our nursery after filling out a brief registration form. Two caregivers will care for children and nursery parents are asked to come get their child from the nursery before Communion. Children older than 3 1/2 are welcome in church school or can sit in the worship space with their families.


St. Gabriel offers a free, drop-in Community Playgroup that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 am in our church nursery. Parents and caregivers can come with their infants and young children so the kids can socialize and play and the adults can find support. Sometimes we go on field trips together. You don’t need to be a church member to join in. Our host Rudy will make sure the coffee’s on! Follow our Facebook page at "St. Gabriel Play Group" to know what the weekly plan is at


7th- 12th Graders: St. Gabriel Youth Group is for 7th-12th graders, including friends, visitors and guests. Youth and leaders sit together on the pew with the purple fleece behind the acolytes on the right hand side during the 10:00 am service, then take early Communion and have a 15-20 minute meeting and discussion in the youth room after. 1-2 times a month the group does a service project or does something fun together. Rev. Marianne Allison+ is our Youth Minister.



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